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The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will be under the direction of Alastair Willis for its 7:30 p.m. concert on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Lincoln-Way West Performing Arts Center, 21701 Gougar Road in New Lenox.

He is the second of five conductor candidates to direct the orchestra this year. The program will include works by Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Bartok.

Guest pianist William Wolfram will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”

Willis will give a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $5 for students . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.



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